Top 10 After 10: Jennifer LaPlante

Top 10 After 10: Jennifer LaPlante

Jennifer LaPlanteJennifer LaPlante graduated from Bishop’s in 2000 with a B.A. in Sociology and a Minor in Women’s Studies. Jen also holds an MBA. from Dalhousie University and a Master of Science degree in Science, Computing and Data Analytics from Saint Mary’s University.

A force in her professional, academic, and volunteer lives, Jen is also a great Mom to two busy kids and is never at rest.

She has held progressively senior positions at various organizations and is now the Executive Director at Deepsense that helps companies gain competitive advantage  by providing AI-based end-to-end solutions. This past year she was named to the DataIQ Top 100 global AI list.

Jennifer is the also founder of SafePath, a way-finding start-up focused on increasing accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists. Her consultancy firm advises  people around the AI world.

As an active and engaged board member, she serves many organizations including  Halifax Harbour Bridges, Arthritis Society – National board, Victoria Hall Society,  and the AI Public Awareness Working Group. She is also a co-founder of the Halifax chapter of the Women in Machine Learning & Data Science.

In her spare time, you can find her teaching classes at GoodLife Fitness, or training for a marathon, or hiking with her family.